What to Wear: NYC Internship

What to Wear: NYC Internship

New York, New York, what a wonderful town! How exciting it must be for Leigh to intern there this winter:

I’m going to be huffing it around New York City for a month. I’ve gotten an internship in a notable photographer’s studio (not fashion photography, in case you’re wondering). I’m a college student without a work wardrobe. How can I keep it relatively simple, professional, comfortable and maintain a bit quirkiness at the same time? note: If it helps I’m into both the tailored “men’s wear” look and anything retro in general.

I’m wearing a variation of this outfit myself today:

Jacket – I have this and like to wear it unbuttoned. It has a really modern structural quality that way, you’ll have to use your imagination. Also, note that I’m a size 2 and I bought a large. Tulle’s sizing is wack.
Sweater – A basic v-neck in heather grey.
Trousers – At $500 these are gorgeous and really just for inspiration. Find a great pair of black slacks, consignment stores often have theory pairs on super discount.
Shoes – Red flats add color to this outfit and are great for walking all over the city.
Purse – From Urban Outfitters for only $58.
Necklace – Also from Urban Outfitters.
Sunglasses – So you can be a tough rocker like me!

Keep up the good work!

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  1. marian at 8:12 pm

    My only note (having worked in NYC for 5 years) is that if the internship truly is this winter, you’re going to want to throw those flats in your purse (to wear at the office) and have some attractive but warm boots – even better if you can get something waterproof. There’s a lot of cold slush out there. And the city become quite the wind tunnel in the winter, so a cute warm coat and hat are a must. Have fun!

  2. mrsem Author at 8:54 pm

    Excellent point! I tend to forget that not everyone has sunny, dry winters like we do in San Francisco!